Our Projects (Current & Past)

 

Current Projects

Kids in the Kitchen

An ongoing effort to educate and empower children to learn about nutrition and make healthy food choices. JLP volunteers work with kids directly to teach them skills they can use in the kitchen as well as new recipes and provide ingredients to take home and share with their families.

Done in a Day

(DIADs) These are short community projects that are planned out in advance and completed by our members in one day. Often involving working with community members in a way that hopefully has a positive impact. These may include, working with children, interacting with special needs adults, room flips, or volunteer support. Through these projects, the JLP supports other non-profit organizations in the area.

 

Past Projects

Adopt a School ● 2016-2018

Peoria PlayHouse Children’s Museum ● 2000-present

I Like Me ● 2006-2011

Hands on Peoria ● 2000-2006

Rolling River Playground ● 2000-2001

KeepSacks for Kids ● 1999-2007

Senior Services ● 1997-2000

Project Success ● 1996-2000

Families Forward ● 1995-1996

Riverfront Awareness ● 1994-1999

Guest Reader ● 1993-1997

Christmas in April* Peoria ● 1993-1996

Tri-Centennial Playground ● 1991-1992

Recycling Education ● 1991-2000

Race for the Cure (Peoria) ●

Women’s Health Awareness ● 1985-1991

Family House ● 1982-1991

Ballance-Herschel House Restoration ● 1979-2017

POEM ● 1979-1983

CARE ● 1978-1980

ZAP – Zoo Animal Project (Peoria Zoological Society) ● 1977-1979

Sonar Tide ● 1976-1984

YES – Youth Emergency Service ● 1974-1978

School Loan Program ● 1968-1973

Lakeview Museum Docents ● 1958-1967

Book Bazaar ● 1957-1958

JULEP’s Closet 1946 – 2013

Maternity Center / Well-Baby Clinic ● 1938-1944

Children’s Theatre & Puppet Shows ● 1935-1971